Friday, June 24, 2011

Practical Life Supplies

Another place I didn't mention you can get a wonderful deal on child size kitchen items is your local restaurant supply company. A lot of times you will find that they sell to the general public and carry many of the same items as some of the Montessori catalogs do. Find out if there is a restaurant supply company in your area and take a catalog with you. Look for items like ramekins, small pitchers or creamers, condiment bowls, etc. You may even find some cultural items like Asian rice bowls and sushi dishes.

Be sure to also check your local ethnic food stores for child size kitchen and practical life items. At a Mexican grocery store in my area, you can find a child size wash board, mortar and pestle, and child size broom. We are also very lucky to have a diverse Asian market nearby and have found some nice pieces to add to our practical life kitchen items.

Have you shopped at an ethnic food store or restaurant supply company for your Montessori classroom?


  1. I have shopped at World Market, but they closed down the one in our town. Marshalls or TJ Maxx has a few items. I also hit the Goodwill and other thrift stores. I am trying to cut way down on spending out of pocket for the classroom. It is hard because I see lots of cute stuff!

  2. It is hard to not shop for stuff! It can be so tempting, especially with Practical Life items!


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